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Find your direction with today's technology.Hi and thanks for visiting The Baby Boomer Web. This is the first post for this blog, so if you arrived directly to this page you are among the very first readers. If you came to this post later, that’s great too, because I would love for this to be a growing community.

I’m David and I am a Baby Boomer myself. Not too long ago, I began to search for a new job or to simply change gears and start something new. Because I have a good knowledge of working with computers, I started using search engines and other Internet tools in my search. Now I really thought I knew something about how to go about this business. I have done this before and was pretty successful. My resume (CV) is really well written (others have also pointed this out to me) and I figured I was all set. I was totally blown away to find out that I didn’t know the half of it.

I have learned how to use the Internet and other marvels of modern technology in everyday life. Even though, I hate to think of everyday life as a competition, sometimes it is. Many of us are still working. We need to get new jobs or keep our skills sharp in our present jobs. Or maybe you just want to start watching TV on a huge 52 inch screen and don’t know where to start. Today’s Generation Xers and Yers learn skills that didn’t exist when we were school kids or even university students.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, “I know how to use a computer!!”  But that’s not what I’m talking about. All of us have learned the computer basics, such as using Microsoft Word or even Microsoft Excel for keeping track of our expenses. But there is a whole new world out there. Back to that job thing. Do you know one thing that is different about a good resume today than one written 10 or 15 years or even just 5 years ago? Keywords. These are words that computer search engines look for. I will talk about this kind of stuff and about how we can relearn some of the skills we have to fit them into the way the world works today.

I know what else you’re thinking. “Who is this guy and why should I listen to him?” Well maybe you shouldn’t and I don’t claim to be the biggest expert on anything, but I hope that I can be some help. To learn more about me, click here to see my About page.

Please join me two to three times each week for some interesting (I hope) tips on using today’s technology in your life. Even better, click the orange RSS button under Subscribe on the right and you will get the posts sent to your Google Reader or other feed program automatically. Or if you prefer email, click the email button and fill out the form to get the posts sent directly to your email inbox.

Well, I have rambled on for too long now. Hope to catch you later.

 

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Hi, My name is David Goldman and this blog is not about the World Wide Web. It will talk about that, but mostly this blog will talk about how today's technology has changed the way we go about our everyday lives. Technology, especially the World Wide Web, has changed the way we live our everyday lives. I want to empower you with the knowledge of today's technology to compete with vigor in today's world. You can click the link below to find out some more about me and this blog.

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